Category: Contest Winners

Our Spring Issue contest winners.

All the Dust Falling

Abigail Ham 2023 Spring Nonfiction Contest Winner  I Fight and flight are the typical human reactions to threat, but they’re not the only possibilities. Children in general can’t fight or...

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clove hitch

p. hodges adams2023 Greg Gummer Prize Runner-Up come hear me, in my twenty-fifth yeari stopped having sex with gender i meanmy lovers all favored the vestibule of language outside the party i mean i...

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Pastoral Fragment

Rachel RothenbergWinner of the 2023 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize Somerset County, Pennsylvania Half a cow is disappeared from the farm in Berlin, a two-ton Holstein, it makes  the paper. Gone the...

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Crepe Myrtles & All Those Other Blooming Trees

Hannah V. Warren 2022 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize First Runner Up when we find a river we rejoice                  as if we’ve never seen so...

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Adam in Eden

Shay Swindlehurst 2022 Greg Grummer Poetry Contest Honorable Mention God had made for Adam a Jungle. The Gardens of Eden rioted, strived against Adam’s toil. Each day he cut the...

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Lament

Lydia Golitz Second Runner-up in the 2022 Greg Grummer Poetry Contest Here is my desperate garden, my lease of sand and gravel.  Where Saint Catherine lies with her head off in the yellow...

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A Bed Filled with Birds

Faith Shearin 2022 Spring Fiction Contest Winner During the months after her husband, Max, died, Jane adhered to a self-imposed schedule. She had gotten this idea from a widow she’d met in her...

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The Lost Girls of Lupine Cabin

Anna Sheffer 2022 Spring Fiction Contest Runner Up We remember confirmation camp on summer mornings when the air smells like woodsmoke. At camp that year, every night ended with a campfire, and every...

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Ariel

Lucien Darjeun Meadows Content Warning: This piece contains discussions of suicide and self-harm All around this Baltimore campus, the tulip poplars are beginning to leaf out in brilliant, foamy...

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New Theories About (Our Obsession with) the Moon

Katherine Huang Winner of the 2022 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize 1. In ancient times the two Moons agreed: one would stay in the sky,  while the other would go  to live on Earth among mortals. ...

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